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In Memoriam: Alumni
Paul Audet ’61, of Norwalk, Conn., who spent his career practicing intellectual property law, died on July 13, 2013. A graduate of Boston College Law School, he served in the U.S. Army with the 218th Military Intelligence Detachment (Airborne Corps). In his spare time, Paul enjoyed spending time with his family, running and athletics. He leaves his wife, Patricia; daughters Cheryl, Michelle and Felice; sons Charles and Alexander; three siblings; and grandchildren Ethan, Fiona, Luke, Mia, Declan, Benjamin and Ryan. Marjorie Dorson Harvey, MA’62, of Littleton, Mass., a teacher, journalist and social activist, died on June 1, 2013. After earning a master’s degree in English from Brandeis, she taught at Concord Academy from 1963-71 and was active with the school’s A Better Chance program. She returned to school to earn an MS in journalism from Boston University, and embarked on a freelance writing career. A pacifist who cared deeply about issues of social justice, she was a veteran of many anti-war protests and peace vigils. At age 79, she and 21 others (including her 85-year-old husband, Henry) were arrested in Washington, D.C., and briefly jailed for a prayerful vigil that partially blocked entry to the Department of Energy during a protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to her husband of 70 years, she leaves four children, Sheridan, Richard, Robin and Henry Jr.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Ruth (Miller) Jacobs, MA’66, PhD’69, of Wellesley, Mass., a gerontologist, sociologist, educator and author, died on Sept. 5, 2013. After earning her doctorate from Brandeis at age 45, she served as a sociology professor at Boston University and chaired the sociology department at Clark University. After retirement, she taught at Regis College and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis. The author of nine books, she received grants to study aging from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Education. She won the Pioneer Award from the New England Sociology Association and the Distinguished Gerontologist Award from the University of Massachusetts. She leaves her daughter, Edith, and her son, Eli. Alan Rogowsky ’68, of New York, a lawyer, died on July 15, 2013. He had battled leukemia for many years. During the Class of 1968’s 45th Reunion in June, longtime friend Jacqui Bradley ’68 called Alan on her cellphone, and many classmates said hello. Sarah John ’68 wrote, “He was a funny, dear, gentle, smart, engaged man who deserved a much longer life and a much easier death.” He leaves his husband, Didier Moatti, and two brothers, Martin and Stephen. Survivors also include a niece, Nina Rogowsky ’08. Rabbi Philip Kieval, MA’69, PhD’70, P’79, of Rockville, Md., died on Aug. 13, 2013. He leaves his sons, Joshua, Hillel and Gershon; his daughter, Rena ’79; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.